In an effort to make it easier for families to attend the “Carrousels at Fresno State” exhibition of carousel animals, opening hours will be extended on two weeknights and added on Saturdays.

The exhibition of ornate, hand-sculpted animals dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries at the Henry Madden Library at California State University, Fresno, began Saturday, July 16 and runs through Aug. 31. It originally was scheduled to be open during the library’s regular summer hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday).

However, the sponsoring College of Arts and Humanities worked with the Madden Library to keep the exhibition open until 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday (beginning July 26) and add 10 a.m.-2 p.m. schedules on Saturdays (July 30, Aug. 6, 13 and 27).

Only the exhibition is open, the library is not providing services Tuesday and Thursday evenings, nor on the three Saturdays.

On Aug. 22, when classes resume for the fall semester, the library will be open until 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, until 5 p.m. Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday and 2-10 p.m. Sunday.

The carousel animals were collected by Larry Freels of Fresno and are installed in the Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery on the second floor of the Madden Library and in the third floor Pete P. Peters Balcony Ellipse Gallery. Other animals are displayed on the library’s main floor.

The exhibition is free. There is a $3 fee to park on campus.

Visit the Carrousel website at